The Writer's Resource Directory 2013

On Writing

The best writing advice, tips, and knowledge can come from other writers. Below you will find many articles from other writers and published authors. Learning the industry and the craft of writing can come from many of the sites and articles presented here. If you have an article, post, or resource to share please use the contact page and submit the URL.



Articles, Tips, and Advice On Writing

Writing Rituals

Post-Apocalyptic vs. Dystopian

Tips For Staying Focused On Your Writing (this is too funny! and too familiar)

The Purpose of a Critique Group

Story Frame: Story Planning For First Graders

This Is Dedicated To All the Pansters Out There

What I Learned About Teen Readers

The Isolation of Writers and Scientists

Reading Like A Writer

Tuesday Tip: Rejections

Collaboration: Three Rules You Can't Break

Mystery Writer's Guide To Forensic Science - Paternity Tests

Do You Want Validation For Your Writing?

Submitting Advice

Inspiring Quotes from Famous Authors

Craft An Exceptional Elevator Pitch (for your book)


Writing Tips from Twitter Authors/Writers


Roller Coasters and Writing

Why Many Writers Are Reclusive

The Writers Cave

Simplistic vs Tangled Plot Structures http://dld.bz/U6b9

Institutionalised sexism of high literature http://dld.bz/U5tg

Cool New Way To Read Blog Posts http://dld.bz/U5rR

7 Tips For Building A Writing Habit http://dld.bz/U3sV

Tips on when to get and how to use reviews http://dld.bz/U3r

Modern Library's 100 Best English Language Novels http://dld.bz/Us9P

Must-know twitter Hashtags for Writers http://dld.bz/Us5S

Writers In A Changing World http://dld.bz/Us58

Before Paper, Pen, and Keyboards http://dld.bz/Us5x

How Do You Slow Down Time In Your Prose? http://dld.bz/Us4Y

Are You A Cookie Cutter Writer Or Something Else? http://dld.bz/Us4p

See What No One Else Sees http://dld.bz/UgR3

Celebrating Milestones http://dld.bz/UgQT

Thoughts from Anne Lamott on avoiding perfectionism http://dld.bz/UgPK

Write, Revise, Rinse, and Repeat http://dld.bz/UgPv

How To Create Sympathetic Characters http://dld.bz/UgMH

If Your Character Is Missing A Shoe, Try Finding its Match http://dld.bz/UgMv

How Being On A Diet Is Like Writing A Book http://dld.bz/UgKT

Mystery Writers Guide To Forensic Science: Collecting Evidence http://dld.bz/UgK7

5 Writing Tools to Carry In A Conspiring Universe http://dld.bz/UcBS

How to form a quick revision list for your weaknesses http://dld.bz/TXQY



Non-Techie Blogging

Creative Writing Exercises


When You CAN Use A Hyphen http://dld.bz/R25B

Is There Life After Freelancing? http://dld.bz/R24D

Copyright: What You May Not Know http://dld.bz/RsBj

Are You Too Young Or Too Old To Query? http://dld.bz/RrDd

Writing With Depth http://dld.bz/RrCJ

Do -It-Yourself MFA http://dld.bz/RrCx

Permission To Use Copyrighted Materials In Your Book http://dld.bz/Rg6Z

The Ups And Downs Of Short Story Competitions http://dld.bz/R27y

Be Your Writing Self http://dld.bz/R26m

50 Famous Travel Spots Every Literary Geek Should See

Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine http://dld.bz/QYWv

How To Create A Writers Resume


How To Write A Nonfiction Summary http://dld.bz/HVqX

Writing Tip: Checklists http://dld.bz/HVjW

10 Ways To Organize Your Book http://dld.bz/HVjk

Typing vs. Longhand: Does It Affect Your Writing? http://dld.bz/HVhJ

Research and Setting: It's In The Details http://dld.bz/HFUp

The Writer's Workout http://dld.bz/HGdh

Time Investment http://dld.bz/HGcs

Characters: The Shadow Archetype http://dld.bz/HGbK

Power, Purpose, And Proportion In Your Midpoint http://dld.bz/HGaW

Plotting vs. Writing http://dld.bz/HFZd

What Is Voice? http://dld.bz/HFZU

Getting To Know Your Protagonist http://dld.bz/HFYx

Word To The Writer: Evaluation http://dld.bz/HFWS

Querying The Cliche http://dld.bz/HFVP

Mystery Writer's Guide To Forensic Science: Linguistic Fingerprinting http://dld.bz/H6cs

3 Must Have Reference Works For Writers http://dld.bz/H6aA

To thine own self be true (for writers) http://dld.bz/H5Ym

20 Acclaimed Authors and Their Unique Writing Rituals http://dld.bz/Hvj9

Smashing Writer's Block To Bits And Pieces http://dld.bz/HvgA

Avoiding The Dreaded Info Dump http://dld.bz/HveD

Editing For Your Agent - The Process http://dld.bz/Hve

Word To The Writer: Listen http://dld.bz/GHxT

How To Write A Great Query - free ebook http://dld.bz/GvS5

Great Tips For Your Author Photo http://dld.bz/GvRz

Mystery Writer's Guide To Forensic Science http://dld.bz/GuCZ

Writing Steampunk Archetypes http://dld.bz/GuCK

Editing Made Easier http://dld.bz/GuC5

Does Your Villain Have What It Takes? http://dld.bz/GuBx

Querying Partners http://dld.bz/GjQh

A Writers (many) Hats http://dld.bz/GjMm

Best Practices For Writers http://dld.bz/GjK8

15 Tips To Strengthen Your Story Structure http://dld.bz/GjHA

Embrace The Digital http://dld.bz/GjDC

Learning How To Pitch http://dld.bz/GjDj

Mystery Writer's Guide To Forensic Science - Body Identification http://dld.bz/FmZS

Write Like You Mean It http://dld.bz/FmZC

Exposure - a concern for writers? http://dld.bz/NaQA

How To Write A Memoir http://dld.bz/NaUY

Crafting Character Likability http://dld.bz/NaU7

3 Steps For Improving Your Critique http://dld.bz/NaUf

Thoughts On Word Count In Your Writing http://dld.bz/NaRK

Mystery Writers Guide To Forensic Science: Collecting Evidence http://dld.bz/NaRm

Current Children's Book Trends http://dld.bz/NaQQ

Discussion Post: Teens and Parental Censorship http://dld.bz/MTEF


Summer Strategies for Writer Moms (and Dads)


How To Get Your Favorite Author To Visit Your Home Town http://dld.bz/Vpzc

When An Author Meets His Critics http://dld.bz/VpyC

The Perils Of Turning Your Mother Into Your Novel's Main Character http://dld.bz/Vpye

Seven Books On Writing For Every Writer http://dld.bz/VpxA

The French Revolution As You've Never Seen It Before - As A Graphic Novel http://dld.bz/Vpx3

Naked Words: Our First Language Is Poetry http://dld.bz/VpwK

A Library Without Librarians or Books? http://dld.bz/Vpw6

Famous Authors and Their Typewriters http://dld.bz/Vpwb

Monday's Writing Tip: Engage The Senses http://dld.bz/Vbuc

One Star Reviews - A Reader's Weapon http://dld.bz/V7Cw

Description, Gestures, and Action Tags http://dld.bz/V5mp

Writing Tip: Finish the first draft http://dld.bz/V5kU

The 11 Most Surprising Banned Books http://dld.bz/VvET

Once Upon A Backstory http://dld.bz/Vu99

Mystery Writer's Guide To Forensic Science: DNA Profiling http://dld.bz/Vp4S

Education: The Secret to Successful Writing http://dld.bz/Vp3X

Writing: An Unexpected Form Of Therapy http://dld.bz/UURX



Why You're Getting Rejected

Literature is important for the Nation Civilization http://dld.bz/TzMn

Read like you mean it http://dld.bz/TzKQ

Are you branding? If not, why? http://dld.bz/TzKp

Becoming A Better Writer... Without Writing http://dld.bz/Tq3C

Would You Turn Down $500,000 To ePublish Your Book? http://dld.bz/Tqz9

Guide To Literary Agents - Passing Along the Wisdom http://dld.bz/Tqy6

Writing Past Our Weaknesses and Why We Should Do It http://dld.bz/Tqyh

Writing a Novel Synopsis That Rocks http://dld.bz/Tqw4

The Hijacking of Original Language http://dld.bz/TqvV

Beware The Backstory http://dld.bz/Tqvb

Time to unclutter your manuscript? http://dld.bz/TbME

Secret Recipe for a Novel http://dld.bz/TbJB

5 Principles for Generating Ideas http://dld.bz/TbHe

21st Century Learning and Reading http://dld.bz/Tb6g

Apple's Tablet and the Future of Literature http://dld.bz/Tb5f

What's Good About Being Unpublished http://dld.bz/Tb4Q

Mystery Writers Guide To Collecting Evidence Part 6 http://dld.bz/Tb49

Why Certain Scenes Have To Be Perfect http://dld.bz/QYNG


Writing Prompts (Writers Digest)

Tips For Crafting Dialogue

Can You Write A Publishable First Novel?

5 Tips For Squashing Self-doubt Demons
 
Are first lines in your manuscript important or not? http://dld.bz/KF4s

How To Use Commas and Appositives http://dld.bz/KQqP

The Authority of Experience (Write What You Know) http://dld.bz/KQs2

POV - Second Person http://dld.bz/MatE

4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Begin Your Story http://dld.bz/MauQ

Qualifications Of A Writer http://dld.bz/MmDp

There's More To POV Than Meets The I http://dld.bz/EzgQ

Word To The Writer: Polish http://dld.bz/Ezmk

Getting Defensive Over Your Work Isn't Always Bad http://dld.bz/EzeE

Defining Grace (as a writer) http://dld.bz/Ezcy

All Literature Begins With Geography http://dld.bz/DRA2

Goal Setting For Writers http://dld.bz/DR73

Resource Roundup: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style http://dld.bz/CVYN

Does Your Story Have A Hypothesis? http://dld.bz/CVYq

Simple Ways To Make Dialog Tags Disappear http://dld.bz/CVXM

Don't Be A Lazy Writer http://dld.bz/9NjF

Accountability (in your writing) http://dld.bz/9G2s

Writing Tip: Become Your Own Critic http://dld.bz/Ajtu

7 Lessons from The Youngest Readers http://dld.bz/9Gw3

3 Things To Consider Before You Revise http://dld.bz/9GvJ

The Key To Writing Success http://dld.bz/9zES

Do Your Friends Hold You Back? http://dld.bz/9zEA

5 Things I learned About Writing from Santa Claus http://dld.bz/9zDD

Is Your Novel Real? http://dld.bz/9st7

Writing Short: A novelist's guide to short fiction http://dld.bz/9srP

Using Cliffhangers In Your Stories http://dld.bz/9sqx

  Character Care http://dld.bz/GjCk

Should You Protect Your (Writing) Bubble? http://dld.bz/FAqQ

Got Writerly Questions? We've Got Answers http://dld.bz/FAqz

Raising Expectations http://dld.bz/FApK

How To Prepare for Interviews http://dld.bz/F7EC

A Great POV Cheat Sheet http://dld.bz/FyjU

All About The Voices In Our Heads: Characters http://dld.bz/FxJX

Conquering Cliches http://dld.bz/FxBK

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words http://dld.bz/FxBa

Resist the urge to explain: http://dld.bz/Fxzn

Characters: The Trickster Archetype http://dld.bz/FwTP

Redefining Success http://dld.bz/FwTz

Does Alliteration Ever Help? http://dld.bz/FwRR

Deepening Your Character's Needs http://dld.bz/FwRf

Your Role In A Critique Group http://dld.bz/FmYq

Your Role In A Critique: Part 2 http://dld.bz/FwQw

Is Attending A Conference
Worth  Your Time?

The Writing Desk (writing links)

The Great Prologue Debate http://dld.bz/MPFJ

Rewriting: Polished or Perfection? http://dld.bz/NkSk

POV: Third Person Omniscient http://dld.bz/NkRV

Lesson From The Pros: Harness the power of the simile http://dld.bz/NkQJ

Is Mean Blogging The Writing Style of the Future? http://dld.bz/NkP6

How Do YOU Measure Success? http://dld.bz/NkND

Interview With Agent Suzie Townsend http://dld.bz/Nfmh

What Is Copyright and What Does It Do? http://dld.bz/NfkA